See how I used one of Bonnie’s Spooky Buddies to make an adorable welcome sign! Bonnie’s Spooky Buddies are so cute, you will want to display them any way possible. I recently purchased a welcome sign and thought it would be a great way to showcase a Spooky Buddy for Halloween.
You may remember the apron I made awhile back using the adorable bat (you’d never guess that he’s my favorite). This time, I used my Embrilliance design editing software to stitch out just his head. You can get links showing how I have made several ornaments this way, here.
Like the other ornaments, I stitched this one on a quality felt. The trick with the Spooky Buddies Bat is that the mouth and chin are not edged with satin stitching like the rest of the face, so you have to trim the GlitterFlex just a bit.
Since the body portion of the design was removed, the tack-down or applique stitch has a jump where the satin stitching on each side ends and the mouth and nose are done in fill stitching.
I didn’t want the GlitterFlex to extend below the stitching of the mouth where it would show, so I clipped the bottom edge in a slight upward curve above the mouth. It will be hidden behind the fill stitches of the nose and mouth.
After stitching, remove everything from the hoop. Trim or tear stabilizer away from the design and cut the felt around the bat leaving a slight edge showing. You can use pinking shears for a decorative edge. You can also back the felt embroidery with another layer of felt if you like for a neater back. I typically glue mine in place.
You can attach the bat to the sign in a variety of ways. If you use something like scrapbooking pop dots or Velcro dots, you can easily replace the embroidery according to the season.
Sew Inspired by Bonnie